Mayday! Mayday! Is Democracy dead or dying in Hong Kong?
After Occupy Central and the failure of the political reform process many have spoken of a new political atmosphere. Legislators have been disqualified and some banned from standing for election. We will have new anthem laws, a new emphasis on the the new Chinese Constitution and many other signs that One Country is becoming more dominant over Two Systems. The Pan-Dems meanwhile have fared relatively poorly in the recent by-election, losing a head to head fight for the first time.
With no timetable or roadmap on hand, does this all mean that the democratic cause is no more? Or is it just evolving? Will there ever be election of the Chief Executive by Universal Suffrage? Does it matter?
In a special Backchat on Tuesday 1st May (it's the Mayday Holiday) we'll be thrashing out the issue with you, and with some of the best debaters in Hong Kong politics; Ronny Tong, Junius Ho and Senia Ng. .
Join us for a live broadcast between 12 noon and 1 pm at our studio in Kowloon Tong to share your views and to talk directly to the politicians.
Here are the details:
Backchat Special: Is there a Future for Democracy?
Date: 1 May (Tuesday)
Time: 12noon - 1pm. Please arrive at Broadcasting House by 11.30am
Hosts: Hugh Chiverton, Ada Wong
Venue: Studio 1, RTHK Broadcasting House. 30, Broadcast Drive Kowloon Tong. (Take 29A minibus or taxi from Kowloon Tong MTR)
Ronny Tong: Executive Councillor
Junius Ho: Legislator
Senia Ng: Barrister, Member of Democratic Party
There will be plenty of time for live discussion with the audience, so come along and join the debate on Mayday.
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come and we'll give you all the details.
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